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Replying To GormlaighG:  "Roscommon have already done better than last year. They have beaten Galway and Mayo to win Connacht and have only list yo Tyrone by 4. Wasn't it by 18 last year? And this Tyrone team are good. I'm not sure what that other poster means by expecting the Royals to get a hammering, we will be very lucky to beat them."
Of course Roscommon have done better than last year and did well enough to run a top 4 team like Tyrone to 4 points last weekend however Dublin in Croke Park is massive step up as Tyrone themselves has found out,

Wouldn't pay much heed to other poster as he's a WUM. Mayo and Meath will be a good high scoring competitive contest one which i expect Mayo to shade by a couple of points.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2432 - 16/07/2019 21:39:02    2212097

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Group 1 - Winners: Donegal
Group 1 - Runners Up: Kerry
Group 2 - Winners: Dubs
Group 2 - Runners Up: Tyrone

Semi-Finals: Donegal v Tyrone
Semi-Finals: Dubs v Kerry

Wins for Donegal, Kerry, Tyrone and the Dubs this weekend."
A clean sweep last weekend so this weekend I will go with Tyrone, Dublin, Mayo and Kerry all to win this coming weekend.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12127 - 18/07/2019 22:16:10    2212967

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Need to make the retained Prov structure fairer - have a Prov Champs Playoff Rd - 2 winners and 6 Rd 3 Qual Rd winners to KO QFs !

omahant (USA) - Posts: 1626 - 19/07/2019 01:59:54    2213013

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Tyrone have been playing well week after week and they seem comfortable with the system they are playing. Cork look very open and may not be able to score as frequently as they did against the Dubs. Tyrone to win.
Donegal v Kerry I wish this had been part of Tyrone's double header as it is the best game of the weekend. I will go for Donegal in a close game. This could be a better indicator where this young Kerry team is.
Dublin will win by a dozen points at least.
Mayo are in a difficult place now and this is when they seem to come out fighting but a win here may be as good as it gets in this group.

Byanthon (Tyrone) - Posts: 1608 - 19/07/2019 08:33:23    2213031

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Phase 2 predictions: Mayo win, Donegal draw, Croke Park defeat and Tyrone defeat.

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 6261 - 19/07/2019 17:57:24    2213246

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4 handy straight forward games this weekend...... Donegal, Tyrone, Mayo and Croke Park all to win!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 751 - 20/07/2019 08:30:40    2213417

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Replying To katser:  "4 handy straight forward games this weekend...... Donegal, Tyrone, Mayo and Croke Park all to win!"
If it makes you fell better then yeah.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4050 - 20/07/2019 12:23:35    2213482

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I think it'll be Dubs, Cork, Donegal and Meath this weekend. Hope Roscommon can put up to the Dubs but cant see an upset in this one. Cork has been getting stronger and have some very good forwards so will all come down to how Mickey Harte and Tyrone set up their defensive strategy. Donegal v Kerry should be a classic, and Kerry's backs will be tested. Also the battle of midfield will dictate this match, if Kerry can win midfield like they did against Mayo, they could beat Donegal. After seeing how Mayo's tired legs lasted vs Kerry last weekend, you would think Meath's youth could do just as good. All to play for boys.

NarrowBack914 (USA) - Posts: 175 - 20/07/2019 12:41:46    2213493

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Replying To katser:  "4 handy straight forward games this weekend...... Donegal, Tyrone, Mayo and Croke Park all to win!"
When are Galway playing?

dawals (Dublin) - Posts: 45 - 20/07/2019 12:55:54    2213499

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Donegal
Tyrone
Dublin
Mayo

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 368 - 20/07/2019 13:19:35    2213505

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Replying To omahant:  "Need to make the retained Prov structure fairer - have a Prov Champs Playoff Rd - 2 winners and 6 Rd 3 Qual Rd winners to KO QFs !"
That wouldn't be fairer either. Rewarding teams for losing earlier. However it's obvious current set up is not fair. Only an open draw is fair in the back door world. Provincial system was fine until the back door system was introduced.
I'd say that the provincial competitions either go, or retain as it is. I don't think the provincial system can survive if you amend any more.

BaldyBadger (Cork) - Posts: 166 - 20/07/2019 13:29:05    2213511

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Replying To dawals:  "When are Galway playing?"
Don't worry....Tyrone will beat Croke Park in Omagh in Round 3

katser (Galway) - Posts: 751 - 20/07/2019 15:07:55    2213536

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Replying To dawals:  "When are Galway playing?"
This weekend? Today at 5pm, you gonna go? Should be more entertaining than the home/neutral (sorry, I've lost track) game Dublin has today.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2750 - 20/07/2019 15:32:01    2213546

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Replying To katser:  "Don't worry....Tyrone will beat Croke Park in Omagh in Round 3"
When Croke Park have already qualified for the semi final in Croke Park?

dawals (Dublin) - Posts: 45 - 20/07/2019 15:51:44    2213555

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Replying To festinog:  "This weekend? Today at 5pm, you gonna go? Should be more entertaining than the home/neutral (sorry, I've lost track) game Dublin has today."
Will be in watching Cork v Tyrone senior game.

dawals (Dublin) - Posts: 45 - 20/07/2019 15:53:01    2213556

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Replying To The_analyser:  "You are still trolling and still not even putting much of an effort into it to be a decent troll. Cop yourself good lad."
Trolling was not my intention, I like to think I have knowledge of football. The evidence so far today shows I was correct without putting much effort into my thinking :) Roscommon are indeed out of their depth at this stage of the Championship.

sam1884 (UK) - Posts: 509 - 20/07/2019 20:10:38    2213654

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Looks like it will be decided in Castlebar who will get trounced by Dublin in the semi final, ourselves or Mayo, Mayo and Kerry to win tomorrow, Mayo by 5, Kerry by 3.
other side will be Kerry v Tyrone semi final, should be interesting but expect Kerry to beat them, so the final will be the GAA's fav pairing, Dublin v Kerry,

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 779 - 20/07/2019 20:25:45    2213659

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Super 8's is a farce.

daytona11 (Kildare) - Posts: 3683 - 20/07/2019 20:32:42    2213664

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Replying To sam1884:  "Trolling was not my intention, I like to think I have knowledge of football. The evidence so far today shows I was correct without putting much effort into my thinking :) Roscommon are indeed out of their depth at this stage of the Championship."
Cork put it up to Tyrone.

Any team in Ireland can get blown away by Dublin.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 2744 - 20/07/2019 20:33:55    2213666

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Replying To daytona11:  "Super 8's is a farce."
It is a bit, not so bad when you are in it at least, Championship was better with knockout games, the whole thing is a bit of a mess, league is fairly meaningless and only a few teams have any real hope of an All Ireland.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 779 - 20/07/2019 20:44:42    2213674

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